There is a process known as “farming” that many players use to earn Credits in SWTOR, or in any MMO for that matter. Farming is the process of trying to gather a certain object, or series of objects, in large amounts to be used or sold. This is one of the most boring ways to earn money, but it is also one of the best. You are already familiar with material farming, which is another way to phrase the process of gathering specific materials in bulk. However, the thing that you are gathering does not have to be a material, even though materials seem to sell the best. It can be just about anything, as long as you are trying to obtain it in bulk.
Location is Key
Since it would take way too long to list the specific locations to farm for every item within the game, you will have to do some research on your own to find the best places to get a specific item. There are plenty of fan websites that list the various locations of certain materials or items that can be found within the game.
Try to avoid locations that other players are farming. This will reduce the amount of nodes you can find. The only time that other players do not have a major effect on the amount you can farm in an area is when you are grinding, or endlessly slaying creatures, for a certain item. There are usually enough spawns to satisfy several players in the same area, which is good because otherwise this would interfere with questing and various other aspects of the game.
Take advantage of the galactic Trading network. If you can find items that do not have a lot in stock then go farm those. Those items will be able to sell fast and for a lot of money. Farming is all about being able to use the Galactic Trading Network to your advantage, as this is how you will bring in the large amounts of Credits. Always keep an eye on how prices are doing so that you can know when and what to go farm. It is all about supply and demand, just like in the real world. When supplies are low for a certain item then it is the perfect time to farm that item, as long as you can get the items you are farming into the galactic Trading Network within 12 hours.
Things will constantly change in the Galactic Trading Network and you can bet that you are not the only player keeping an eye on prices and quantity. Other players will go out and farm for those items as well, so you have to be quick on the sale. If you can get your items in first, you can sell them before a majority of the farmers begin putting their items in. This is vital because if enough farmers go out and farm an item then the item will become plentiful in the Galactic Trading Network, which will greatly diminish the value of the product that you are trying to farm and sell.
Avoid Macros or Bots
Many people are making the mistake of using macros or bots to farm for them, but this is a horrible idea. Bioware is cracking down on people that do this and are banning their accounts, so it is not worth the risk. It would suck to get your account banned just for trying to make some quick, easy Credits. Instead, farm the old fashioned way. Bots ruin game economies and give players an unfair advantage, which is morally wrong. Plus, it takes the fun out of the game if you rely on a program to do all the work for you. The point of a game is to do things for yourself and build a character out of your own feats and accomplishments, not rely on what a program or another person does for you. Be a fair player and earn the Credits yourself, you will feel way more satisfied with your earnings in the end!
Pros and Cons of Farming
Farming is a fast and easy way to make money, if you have the perseverance. It’s even faster than questing alone. You can sell the items you find to other players either in trade chat or in the Galactic Trading Network. If you are strategic and farm items that are not currently in the galactic Trading network, are at least in low supply, you will be able to make the most amount of money out of farming. You will be able to earn Credits quickly, which will allow you to move onto other more fun aspects of the game.
Farming is one of the most boring things to do in the world. Going around gathering the exact same item continuously gets extremely repetitive and after a few hours, as you will need to do this for several hours to make serious Credits, you get to the point that you just can’t do it anymore. Try taking small breaks while farming as this will help with the boredom. There is a reason other players are not farming for that item themselves; it is painful. Farming can also be risky because if you do not get your items into the Galactic Trading Network fast enough then you will not make as much money from them.If you happen to get your items into the Galactic Trading Network late then it is best to hold onto them and wait it out until the supplies diminishes again, usually after a few days if it is a common low supply item, before placing it in to be sold. This will increase the amount of Credits you will earn from all your hard work. Another disadvantage farmers have these days is the fact that games are cracking down on bots. You can no longer use a bot to do all this boring work for you, but in all honesty gamers should not rely on programs to do the work for them.
Questing is a common way many people use to make SWTOR Credits, since it is so simple and laid out. To complete a quest the player is given an objective, or sometimes they can receive multiple objectives, and they must complete the objectives before the quest will be considered “complete”. After you finish a quest you receive experience and Credits, and for some quests even a piece of gear or a usable item. Questing is definitely a good way to make money while leveling because it allows you to gain experience while you level up. However, you can make even more money from questing once you reach the maximum level of 50.
At level 50 you can do what is known as daily quests. These are quests that can be completed once a day, as the name implies. Daily quests are a great income because questing in general is a great way to make money. Since you can complete them daily, you can keep doing them to receive Credits. These quests can be a nice change from farming, which is described later on in this guide, or from playing around in the Galactic Trading Network. Questing is also a fun way to earn money because every quest is different, which means that you will constantly be doing different things and trying to accomplish different goals. If you do the same daily quests every day it can get a little dry, but it is still a lot more fun then most credit earning methods. So, although this method makes a lot of Credits, it is not the very best method but allows the player to have fun while earning Credits. If your gaming experience is about having fun, which it should be, than questing is a great alternative for you.
Daily Questing Locations
The first place you should begin doing daily quests at is Belsavis, but keep in mind that you should be level 50. There are twelve daily quests available to players here. The reason why this is such a good daily questing area is because the quests are quick and easy to complete, especially since you are given a Belsavis Bonus Series which will guide you through the rest of the quests here.
The second best daily questing place is Ileum. Before you can begin to do daily quests here you must complete the regular quest line, which you should have done while leveling. If you did not do it while leveling than you will need to complete it, but don’t worry it does not take too long. There are six daily quests available here, so enjoy!
These two areas should be enough to fill your daily questing desires each day. However, if you are still interested in questing after completing the dailies here then there are a ton of other places to complete daily quests as well.. You may even be interested in trying out some of the space daily quests!
Space Daily Quests
These daily quests will actually be available to players before they reach the max level, so they are a great way to earn Credits when you are not maxed out in level! However, before you can begin to do these quests you need a spaceship. You can acquire a spaceship around level 16 or 17 by following your personal story line. Before you can get any of the daily space quests you need to complete the three main space quests. Once you finish these you can begin the dailies, which will provide a good income.
By doing these quests you can also receive upgrades for your ship. These upgrades can improve your ship’s defenses or offensive weapons, which will help you kill other players and complete the daily missions faster and more efficiently. So by doing these dailies often, you can increase the amount of Credits you earn through these dailies because you will be able to finish them at a much quicker pace, which will allow you to move on to your other credit earning tasks for the day.
Daily Quest Commendations
By completing daily quests you also receive another reward besides experience and Credits. You will get what is known as daily quest commendations, which can be used later on to improve your gear. If you complete space dailies you will receive space daily commendations, which can only be used to improve your ship instead of your gear so keep that in mind when choosing what daily quests you should do.
Since you earn commendations while doing daily quests, daily quests are a highly recommended way to earn Credits. You will need a ton of commendations later on, so these are an extremely useful thing to stock up on. Do not plan on making money by selling commendations if that thought was running through your head as these are non-tradable items.
Overall, questing has tons of benefits for players. It is a great source of Credits. It also allows players to earn experience and commendations while they earn Credits, which is incredibly useful. This means that questing is a good way to accomplish multiple things at once, so it is one of the top picked methods in this guide. There are in fact much better ways to earn Credits, but they rely solely on credit earning and accomplish nothing more.
If you do not need commendations or experience, then this is not really the method for you because there are in fact better ways to make Credits. To make the most out of this method you have to be a fast quester and have the ability to stay on task since most people are easily distracted while questing. You can even try questing with friends as this will make it more fun, keep you on task, and will not affect the amount of Credits you receive for each quest. It will reduce the amount of experience you receive, but it will definitely up the speed that you are able to complete quests.
SWTOR Guides and SWTOR Credits Guide is one of the ultimate guides which players should have within their possession. Why? Well for one, players (such as myself) bought the guides at a good price without having to pay for shipping costs. Besides the point, these two guides are written by expert gamers who lend out their knowledge to us. At the beginning I was slightly hesitant on buying online guides when I can easily search the web for them all, naturally. However, when I was introduced to KillerGuides (the manufacturer), I liked the idea how their website was designed plus, they contained several games which they explicitly make guides for. Of course, one of which is the SWTOR guides.
What’s so great about these guys? Well, here I am to break them down for you!
SWTOR Credits Guide is basically a guide to help you make lots of Credits within a short period of time. No, I’m not saying a month; I’m saying less than a month or perhaps within a week. For those unsure of what Credits are, it’s basically the equivalence of money. The Credits guide is written by players who know how to make lots of Credits within the game either by: selling, trading, mission, questing, crafting and various others. Usually I will go questing in order to gain items then sell them. The guide showed me that there are better ways to do what I’m doing in half the time. Wow.
Many players will have their own technique but hey, there’s no harm in learning about a new technique that perhaps can be better (and less time consuming).
The next guide you all should pay real good attention to is: SWTOR Guides. This is the flesh and blood of SWTOR. This guide is the strategy guide where, you guessed it, provides bundles of information for the players. Players who are confused about the classes, the guide has them all! Personally, I enjoyed reading every tidbit about the Empire; I love using the Force for evil deeds!
Datacrons. Annoying little buggers. Finding them at feels like looking for a needle in a galactic haystack. No. The guide is nice enough to tell me the locations of those Datacrons! When I found the hidden Datacrons, I was beyond thrilled to know and think, “Wow… it was here the entire time?” I’m sure many players will think the same way too!
Putting the guides under a microscope, each guide has its own ‘flavor’. They’re not boring to read. It’s difficult to explain but the guides are highly informative. Each page is packed with information, knowledge from the author who wrote this! Also, several authors have helped in making this SWTOR guides bundle for players who want to have every guide under their belt!
A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away, there was two factions that waged wars. This story dates back even further than the rise of Darth Vader by around 3500 years. It is the story of Star Wars the Old Republic, an era in which the Sith Empire was at their strongest and more than anything, wanted to attack the Republic.
Star Wars TOR is BioWare’s latest creation and their very first attempt at a MMORPG game. They have brought along with several innovations that mainly consists of adding a new story-driven factor into the main pillars of traditional MMOs like Combat, Exploration and Progression. This story-driven gameplay is not just any written dialogue, but a full voice over for all the characters dialogue as well as NPCs, a first for MMO. This feature even works when you are teamed with other players, which will result in multiple dialogues from both your character and members of your group.
Are you ready to enter the world of Star Wars TOR? Although no one has any idea when it will be releasing, but I am sure many fans of the series are waiting patiently for the final release date. While, players are patiently waiting, we are compiling a Star Wars TOR guide to accompany the release of this majestic game that is worthy of long-term gameplay. Enhance and understand every aspect of the Star Wars the Old Republic with our upcoming Star Wars TOR Guide!
If you’re looking for more than preliminary info, this SWTOR Guide is recommended. The manual is also available as part of a SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle; further recommended for serious SWTOR gamers.